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Updated 7 Dec 2019

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  1. "Great place to work at"

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    Former Employee - Senior Solutions Architect in Waterloo, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BlackBerry full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    lots of interesting technologies and products

    Cons

    Bad decisions taken by senior management

    BlackBerry2019-12-07
  2. Helpful (2)

    "Low Salary"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England

    I have been working at BlackBerry full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Nothing I can think of.

    Cons

    Too much to do and management does not understand the employees needs. Very hectic environment. Upper management in US/Canada controls everything and senior management in UK are very scared to lose their jobs so they avoid to tell the reality to them. Senior Manager of Enterprise support keeps sitting in front of computer and does not even bother to talk to the department on daily basis.

    Advice to Management

    Try to convey the message to US/Canadian management instead of

    BlackBerry2019-08-23
  3. "Great culture, smart people, innovation hindered by process"

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    Current Employee - Senior Infrastructure Specialist in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BlackBerry full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great salary and benefits, excellent work life balance, subsidized meals and free healthy snacks.

    Cons

    Senior management is unfortunately very reactive instead of proactive. Innovation is often crippled by excessive policy and lack of appropriate IT framework. My job (like most) is 85% process, 15% actuall work. Might as well be government.

    Advice to Management

    Create an environment where people can learn and innovate instead of being bogged down by process.

    BlackBerry2019-07-12
  4. "Working at BlackBerry as a Contractor was an amazing experience."

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    Former Contractor - Senior Marketing Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BlackBerry for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The position offered plenty of perks. One of which was attendance to nearly every major concert, event and festival in the tri-state area. An occasional interaction with an athlete or entertainer. They paid very well!

    Cons

    The senior management wasn't that receptive to change. Also the company being Canadian based, they weren't receptive to more realistic ideas of how to flourish in the American market.

    Advice to Management

    Be more receptive to the tastemakers that are on the ground interacting with multiple demographics of people everyday. They're your frontline and often have more valuable insight than you're receptive to.

    BlackBerry2019-05-15
  5. "Great company that was manage horribly"

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    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Waterloo, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BlackBerry full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great environment and very diverse

    Cons

    Senior Management had their own views and didn't listen to middle/lower management and engineers.

    Advice to Management

    Change is good sometimes

    BlackBerry2018-07-26
  6. "Customer Care"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BlackBerry full-time

    Pros

    Great people, good benefits, and interesting work.

    Cons

    Fragmented company and senior management team not local.

    BlackBerry2017-10-31
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    "Software Developer"

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in Waterloo, ON
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BlackBerry full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good Friendly people to work with. Flexible hours and working from home.

    Cons

    Senior management makes poor business decisions and often caught in lies. No training or career motivation

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees and stop lying.

    BlackBerry2017-10-30
  8. Helpful (4)

    "Loyal to them, no loyalty returned"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at BlackBerry full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Working from home and with good people. Team members take care of each other.

    Cons

    Low pay comparing to market averages. Hardcore sales with very pushy Senior Management. Not interested i what the customer wants or needs, only in a bigger deal.

    Advice to Management

    Be innovative again, quit being late to market. Value your employees and you customers.

    BlackBerry2017-09-13
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Not what it used to be."

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    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Kanata, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BlackBerry full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great benefits and great people to work with.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, senior management seems to not be able to stick to a plan so direction often changes by the minute. This makes it difficult to get things done.

    BlackBerry2017-08-31
  10. "Software developer"

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    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BlackBerry

    Pros

    Interesting projects, good coworkers, got to learn a lot of new technologies. Got to ship code on a number of device codelines.

    Cons

    Senior management kept changing their mind about the project my team was working on. It apparently was for a specific customer but then was made to be generic and did not really seem to be for anyone.

    Advice to Management

    Do a better job with researching customer needs and wants before telling dev teams to implement a product.

    BlackBerry2017-05-28
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